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Withdraw teaching and related services indefinitely — CETAG tells members

Education Withdraw teaching and related services indefinitely — CETAG tells members
FRI, 14 JUN 2024 LISTEN

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has declared an indefinite nationwide strike starting this Friday, June 14.

In a statement, CETAG said it is withdrawing all teaching and related services across Ghana's 46 public colleges of education until further notice.

The association cited several reasons for the industrial action, including the failure of their employer to comply with orders from the National Labour Commission regarding compensation payments and allowance increases.

According to CETAG, "The declaration of this indefinite strike action is grounded in the failure of our Employer to comply with the National Labour Commission's decisions and orders."

This includes a directive to pay CETAG members one month's salary as compensation for additional duties performed in 2022, as well as implementing agreed allowance rates for deserving teachers.

CETAG also accused the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education of unilaterally varying existing office-holding positions and allowances without authorization.

The association said it has made repeated attempts since last year to get the various employers to comply with the NLC's rulings to no avail.

"CETAG has taken all the necessary steps to ensure compliance by the Employer but the Employer has failed or refused to implement the above orders,” it said.

Unless their demands are met, thousands of college lecturers across the country will now embark on an indefinite industrial action that could severely disrupt teaching and learning at all 46 public colleges of education.

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